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Old 01-31-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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DIY Root Tabs

Well, I'm a big DIY guy so I was pondering root tabs. Seems you can get some great results from this recipe: DIY - Root Tabs and save money! Anybody attempted this project or have some input?
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Here's a recipe:

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These are great root tabs made by yours truly with a blend of N P K and CSM+B (that's macros + micros) held together by a very high quality completely raw carbondale red clay (really high in iron).

The rough ingredient percentages are as follows
Clay- 48%
CSM+B 32%
Magnesium Sulfate 8%
Potassium Sulfate 8%
Potassium Nitrate 4%
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:18 PM   #3
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Ahhh, wish I had found that before hand! I only made like 2 dozen so not like I used up all my clay. Do you know how often they need replenished?
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I do not, but I would assume relatively the same as any other root tab... every month or two.
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Here's a recipe:

Following! Been looking for a recipe for a few days!


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Old 10-14-2014, 05:08 AM   #6
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I haven't used clay, but some of my club members do and they like it. I have capsules because that's what I bought from a hobbyist on The Planted Tank forum.

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Capsules seem to be the cheaper route. Does it matter what size the capsules are?


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You can also put some in an ice cube tray with a bit of water to cover it and then use them that way, also. It's free at least.
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